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E-auction 412-323834 - TITUS Denier

TITUS Denier F
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Estimate : 40 €
Price : 42 €
Maximum bid : 50 €
End of the sale : 08 March 2021 14:35:00
bidders : 5 bidders
Type : Denier
Date: 1er janvier - 30 juin
Date: 80
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 900 ‰
Diameter : 17,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 2,56 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan à l’usure très importante, identifiable. Fourré

Obverse


Obverse legend : IMP TITVS CAES VESPASIAN AVG P M..
Obverse description : Tête laurée de Titus à droite (O*).
Obverse translation : “Imperator Titus Cæsar Vespasianus Augustus Pontifex Maximus”, (L’empereur Titus césar Vespasien auguste grand pontife).

Reverse


Reverse legend : TR P IX IMP XV COS VIII P P.
Reverse description : Trône à dossier semi-circulaire.
Reverse translation : “Tribunicia Potestate nonum Imperator quintum decimum Consul octavum Pater Patriæ”, (Revêtu de la neuvième puissance tribunitienne de la quinzième salutation impériale consul pour la huitième fois père de la patrie).

Commentary


Poids très léger. Fourré. Pour ce type, il y a deux types de trône, l’un arrondi que l’on rencontre pour l’aureus (BN/R. 46) et le denier (BN/R. 47, 48 et 51), l’autre triangulaire signalé pour le denier (BN/R. 49-50). Michel Prieur fait remarquer qu’un tissu est posé sur le trône, il pourrait s’agir du paludamentum (manteau de pourpre rouge du général victorieux, puis de l’empereur).

Historical background


TITUS

(07/01/69 to 09/13/81) Titus Flavius Vespasianus

August (24/06/79-13/09/81)

Titus, born December 30, 39, is the eldest son of Vespasian. He followed his father in Judea where he was legate of the legion XV Apollinaris. After the proclamation of Alexandria Vespasian leave it to him to complete the pacification of Judea during which he falls in love with Berenice (see part Racine). After the capture of Jerusalem in the summer of 70, he celebrated with his father Triumph January 71. Associated with power by his father, he succeeded him June 24, 79, having broken with the beautiful Jewish princess 75. His reign is only a result of disasters, the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 which destroyed Pompeii and Herculaneum, and the burning of Rome in 80. He died in 81, perhaps murdered at the instigation of his brother Domitian (Suetonius). It is described as "the delight of the human race".

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